6805 Southwest 152nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33193
9:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012
The 3rd Annual Skateboard Rodeo returns to the Westwind Lakes Action Sports Park on Saturday August 4, 2012 from 9am to 9pm.
“The Rodeo” is South Florida’s premiere skateboarding event. We are certain that this year will be the biggest and best to date. We anticipate having 100+ skaters participate in the event with several hundred spectators and families throughout the day. Competitors will be traveling from as far away as Jacksonville and Key West to battle for $3,000 in cash, prizes and sponsorships.
The purpose of the Skateboard Rodeo is to help raise funds and educate our community on new and unique local 501c3 non-profit organizations within the Dade County area.
This year we will be teaming up with Amigo Skate Charity which is a local non-profit based in Miami Florida.In the past they have worked locally to help provide at risk youth with skateboard equipment, positive role models and summer skate field trips. The have also hosted food collections for the homeless, free skate instruction clinics and Christmas toy drives. Amigo Skate Charity travels to Havana Cuba twice a year to provide underprivileged children on the island with free skateboards, art supplies and music equipment. They have hosted skate contests, action sports tours and underground music events in Havana. They return to Cuba in mid-October with a group of skaters from across the globe with the purpose of bringing more skateboarding equipment and a message of international unity, hope and love...
Exciting new features have been added to this year’s roster and we have brought back some past Rodeo favorites to ensure a great time with our usual bone crushing mayhem fun! There will be plenty of free entertainment for the entire family with an interactive street art show, bounce house, live music, face painting, an antique car exhibit and a massive game of dodge ball! We are proud to announce that 305 Green will be hosting the “Punk Rock Flea Market” this year with a funky mix of original and eclectic finds, organic and locally made products, vegan and vegetarian food options, artists, skate shops and plenty of fun from some of the best independently run businesses in and around Miami. Remember to bring your blankets because we will be finishing off this epic day with a cool, kid friendly movie to enjoy under the stars.
The skate contest portion of the event will be comprised of six different style contests; a game of skate, highest ollie, blindfolded kick flips, ledge/box contest, barrel jumping and a stair/hubba contest. We will be adding more ramps to give the park a different feel and we have organized the contests in a way that will keep open skating in the park throughout the day ensuring a good time for everyone whether they will be competing or not.
Chris Casey will return this year to be the official contest announcer. He is best known as the cohost of Fuel TVs Captain and Casey show and has also hosted for Maloof Money Cup, Transworld Skateboarding and the Mountain Dew Tour.
Get on board with the Skateboard Rodeo!!!